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Old 11-16-2009, 10:51 PM
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if your not a professional, dont experiment too much. it might seem like it will work, and maybe it worked for someone else, but its better safe than sorry. it was in my case anyway.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:03 PM
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hey, "captain easy" (and everyone else,) to keep the screw on the bottom of your muffler from loosening up, make sure it's tight with a screwdriver, then grab a pair of vice grips, grab that screw and give it another crank.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:30 PM
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Yo, I want to thank previous contributor for taking the initiative and looking up my" frame make" by the funny looking bottom bar in it, as well as the dropouts
" Huffman" It is now so obvious, but he has the knack for seeing it first
I can truthfully say the tips, the experience, and the generosity of the subscribers here have released to me a million dollars worth of education in one weeks time... I need not explore to get more! it is all here in tips and tricks documented and photographed scanned or somehow incorporated into a attachment. the ingenuity and artistic expression combined with hard facts and expensive tools have enabled viewers world wide to get to the point!! of riding a fun set of wheels
I am journal'ing my build up that I fell upon, figured out, and have right here on my dresser next to me motor and all I can read and then work on it all day. I call it a "Armchair Adventure"
I have only bought two wrong headsets during my shop for parts portion of this adventure on the internet.. I know now the" lowriders" have the one I need these heavy duty springer's that are 1 1/8 steer tube require a `"1 1/8 headset" and incorporate into that the ancient 1 1/4 opening it will be few who do. metric sizing is beyond my comprehension and won't fit anyway.I could have saved 15 bucks if I had known that and I could have my forks on right my gooseneck and all. Oh well that's my tip[ATTACH][/ATTACH]
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:22 AM
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I found the old cap on the street by back-tracking, a little mashed. I heated it with the torch and re-shaped it; fabed and brazed a cap and outlet onto the stock muffler outlet , with with 1/2 inch male ppe thread, and added a muffler from a large portable gas generator to act essentially as a resonator. Also fabed a bracket/hanger for the second muffler attached to the frame to keep extra stress off of the exhaust pipe. Haven't ridden much, mut noticably quieter, and seems only to have lost a very little power, but will know better after more miles and tests on some steep hills. If it still has enough torque, I really like the extra quiet.

BAIRDCO: Thanks for the tip. Mine was held with 6mm nut on a bolt-stud. If I had it to do over, I'd take the vice grips and jam those threads just below the tightened nut, so the vibes would not unscrew it!
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:10 PM
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Heres one from my old bmx racing days. When installing handgrips, spray handlebar and inside of grip with any brand of extra hold aerosol hairspray. It's slimy and slippery while wet, allowing you to slide the grips on. Then when it dries it is sticky, holding them in place.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:44 PM
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Great tip! I wish I saw it a few weeks ago.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:58 AM
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Part of my first build I split with my second build was a nice set of Harley mirrors from the flea market for $15. I found out you can screw a motorcycle mirror thru the brake lever taking out the hex bolt and nut that clamps it in place...it takes a bit of work but it fits great. It makes for a much better mirror than the cheap mirrors they sell in most bike supply sources. I also like the tip a vendor gave us to use a brake lever for throdle control while his customer waited for a missing part to be shipped...one less thing on the handlebar as I don't use the kill switch.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:42 PM
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Thanks bikeguy, I was tempted to just "think the best" and fire it up unchecked. Seems like the plug and wire change are pretty much required. Thanks for the experience!!

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Old 12-12-2009, 12:51 PM
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This is one seriously old thread.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:44 PM
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Who started this whole thing anyhow???

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